Roughriders sign former all-star DB Marcus Sayles

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It didn’t take long for Marcus Sayles to find a new home.

Just two days after being cut by the B.C. Lions following training camp, the 29-year-old defensive back signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the CFL club announced Tuesday.

Sayles has spent the last three years with the Lions following a stint in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings.

Before going to Minnesota, the 5-foot-9, 176-pound Sayles played two CFL seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, where he won a Grey Cup in 2019 while being named a West Division all-star.

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In his career, the 5-foot-9, 176-pound halfback has racked up 294 tackles,12 interceptions, seven forced fumbles and four sacks in 83 career CFL games.

While Sayles had 38 tackles, seven pass breakups and no interceptions in 2023, the year prior was a banner year for the New York native, as he had 68 tackles and four interceptions, which earned him CFL all-star honours.

The Roughriders are set to open the 2024 season on Saturday in Edmonton against the Elks (2 p.m., TSN)

tshire@postmedia.com

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